Well its been a wild wild search for me and overall a hectic month. The search for a nice recipe for the RCI : North east India hosted by bhags of Crazy curry . RCI was started by lakshmi of Veggie cuisine. So, the work and other family commitments that kept me occupied for the whole month. After all the search, I did come up with a list of vegetarian preparations. But due to the time constrain (the due date is 2morrow...) I have post something I tried ealier last month... as soon as bhags announced about the RCI.
I didnt want to post it as it was something very common... anyways... something better than nothing. So, here goes my Momos and Koat pitha. Momo's come from the land of the rising sun....Arunachal Pradesh.
For momos you need :
For the dough:
All purpose flour - 2 cups
salt to taste
For the filling :
Cabbage - 1 cup finely chopped
Onions - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Mushrooms - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1 finely chopped
Salt to taste
Garam masala - 1 tsp
green chillies - 1 finely chopped ( u can reduce this according to ur taste..)
Garlic pods - 1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
Tabasco sauce - 1 tsp ( u can add chili sauce)
Oil - 2 tsp
Firstly we will make the dough. Take the flour in a bowl and salt and water to it. Knead it into a nice smooth dough. Keep aside.
Now we can make the filling. For the filling shred the cabbage, chop the onions, mushroom and carrot finely.
In a pan take some oil and add the chopped garlic and ginger to it. saute for 1 min and then add the chopped onions. Add the green chillies and the garam masala and saute once again.
Now, add the chopped vegetables to it along with salt and the tonasco sauce and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes and ur filling is ready. U dont need to cook the vegetable too much.
Take a small amount if the dough , roll it into a small circle of 4 inch diameter and place a spoon ful of the filling in the centre of the cirle. Get all the sides of the circle to the centre and pack the filling. Do the same with the whole dough. Steam of the dumplings until they are cooked well.
Serve hot with Tomato ketchup, schezwuan sauce or the traditional Tomato Oambal.. Enjoy!
This is Something we both loved. I made it in the last minute... yeah yesterday evening... heheh.. I didnt want to miss on this lovely event. :P... Koat Pitha is a sweet savoury dish from the state of Mizoram and I am sending this to the RCI - North east india too.:)
Here goes the recipe :
Ripe banana - 1 chopped in pieces and mashed
Rice flour - 1 cup
Powdered Jaggery - 1 1/2 tbsp
Oil for frying
Mashed the chopped banana pices. Melt the jaggery with some water. Add the melted jaggery paste to the banana and mix well.
Slowly fold in the rice flour into the banana jaggery mixture. If u like it very sweet add some more jaggery. Mix into a nice smooth paste.
Heat oil in a kadhai. When the oil is hot, drop a spoonful of the batter into the oil and cook until brown on both the side. Drain on a kitchen napkin.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and serve hot. We had it with some vanilla ice cream..tastes too good.
It tasted just like the traditional appa that we make...:) Too good a recipe and I am so sure I will be making this often..whenever I am ready to fry again..:D
So here are my 2 entries to the event.:)
Varitions : for the momos I tried another variation of filling but I wasnt very happy with it. It tasted very bland and hmmm different. The original required the momos to be served with a soup.. but we ate it as it is..as I was in no mood to make a soup now... and I got a yuck from my hubby for that filling hehehe...:P. Maybe it would have tasted good with the soup.Well its all a part of the learning process. If u wanna check out the recipe of the yuck momos I tried... check it here and make it at ur own risk. Enjoy!